Students who graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice have the option to follow one of many different career paths.
Some of the more traditional job options graduates have to choose from includes becoming a police officer, a corrections officer, or a dispatcher. However, other graduates might decide to further their education and become cybersecurity experts, paralegals, or even lawyers.
Additional career possibilities for Criminal Justice besides those mentioned above include:
- Caseworker: Works with victims of domestic violence and children in protective custody.
- Victim Advocacy: Assists victims in search of restitution for wrongs done to them.
- Police Officer: Keep the general public safe.
- Security Officer: Patrol and secure businesses and institutions of higher learning in order to keep employees and students safe.
- Probation Officer: Works with people guilty of crimes who have been sentenced to probation instead of incarceration.
- Parole Officer: Assist parolees who are transitioning from jail or prison back into society.
- Corrections Officer: Works in jails and prisons dealing with inmates.
- Youth Detention Counselor: Works with young people who have taken actions that have placed them in the criminal justice system.
- Insurance Investigator: Investigates potentially fraudulent insurance claims.
- Cybersecurity Investigator: Investigates computer-oriented crimes such as hacking.
- Evidence Tech: Gathers crucial evidence from a crime scene and keeps it secure.
- Private Detective: Performs surveillance duties and collects evidence for private clients on a confidential basis.
- Fish and Game Warden: Works in forest preserves, public waterways, and national parks protecting the natural habitats of the local wildlife.
- State Trooper: Upholds and enforces laws that apply to commercial vehicles.
- U.S. Postal Inspector: Investigates crimes that involve the postal service.
- Blood Splatter Analyst: Visits crime scenes to locate and preserve blood samples.
Where Can I Get a Degree in Criminal Justice?
Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH offers a Criminal Justice program. In only 2 years you could graduate with an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice-Major in Law Enforcement degree.
For more information on Hocking College’s Criminal Justice program, contact Ashlynn Lucas by email at email@example.com or by phone at (740) 753-6472.